TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2013
Copper color. Very light nose, some caramel notes. Very weak. Light weak body lacking hops and not so well balanced. Non distinguished and boring. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle - fizzy, clear dark copper - nose of copper, grain husks, light DMS and a mild sourness - not promising so far - prickly acidity up front, followed by some corn, husky grains, light butter, light sourness - metallic finish - terrible. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber color with one finger of foamy off white head. Aroma is malty and somewhat fruity. Taste is light caramel malt and some fruity sweetness. kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Dark poor from draft in Omaha. Wheat and grain aroma. Sweet for a lager. Enjoyed it but circumstances were right rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger white head. Fairly good head retention and lacing with the head hanging around for awhile.
Aroma of cooked vegetables and some corn. There is really a lot of DMS here and I’m not sure if it is intended or not. Some caramel and grassy hops are buried in the background.
The flavor thankfully has less in the way of DMS but does bring along an odd, sour tartness that really detracts from the flavor. Some toffee and bready malt along with hay in the background but again I feel like there are too many off-flavors up front. Pretty watery mouthfeel but that is not out of line with a beer that is only 4.5%
Overall, I’m not really impressed. If this was cleaned up a little it could really shine.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap @ Lucky Bucket. Pours a clear orangish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Caramel, sweet malty, a bit chewy, burnt bready aroma. A bit grainy, cardboard (not in an oxidized manner), caramel flavor. Kind of strange but ok. maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Yamaichi. Malty, caramel, very grassy, sour cabbage notes too. Very pretty russet/amber color. Light caramel, some sour tang and roughness in mid, and nice hop tinges in final. Thin body. Okay. Extremely grassy and full of flavor. A lager that goes a bit too far, maybe. The sourness kinds of detracts from the overall experience. KansaiBeerLvrs (5373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2013
I agree with Scott, I don’t get why the rating is so low... maybe they had it on tap??? Anyways, I like these guys, solid everyday beers at reasonable prices. About 400 yen, 4.5% bottle from Rakuten. It’s a lovely amber gold color, thick head and a mildly fruity aroma. Great flavor! The malts are balanced by some fruitiness and a dry finish. A beer that shows what a lager should be. I liked it. For a lager it is quite good. Scottmc21 (5) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
Great beer! I don’t know how there can be such a low rating for this beer. I think it is great! Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma is grass and bready malt. Flavor is the same with some orange citrus notes. Thin, watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation.